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    In response to Governor Northam’s recent Stay at Home Order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Human Services Building will close to the public effective Thursday, April 2 until further notice.

    Benefits and services will continue to be provided as needed.
     
    Residents may continue to apply for benefits online at
    www.commonhelp.virginia.gov.
     
    For information regarding SNAP, TANF and Medicaid, call toll free (855) 636-4379.
     
    Those who need to speak with someone at the Human Services Department can call the main number, (434) 455-5850.

    For updates regarding the Child Care Subsidy Program and other Social Services programs during the coronavirus pandemic, please click this link: https://www.dss.virginia.gov/geninfo/corona.cgi

    The Lynchburg Department of Social Services, under the leadership of Director Tamara Rosser, is combined with the Lynchburg Department of Juvenile Services to form the Department of Human Services. It is one of 120 local departments in Virginia's state-supervised, locally-administered public social services system. The Department is an agency of city government which administers federal, state and local public assistance and social work service programs. To learn more about the Virginia Department of Social Services, go to http://www.dss.virginia.gov.

    Location

    99 Ninth Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504

    Hours

    • Closed to the public until further notice

    Parking

    A limited number of parking spaces are available in the agency lot immediately adjacent to the visitor entrance. We ask that all visitors be mindful and considerate of all parking signage, as well as courteous to others.

    Part Time Positions Available

    The Adult Services Unit is accepting applications for Companion Program providers. This is a part time position that provides light housekeeping and companionship for adults.  Applications can be picked up from the receptionist on the 3rd floor of the Human Services building through Monday, January 14, 2019. Call 434-455-5746 for additional information.

    In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services HHS policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Under the Food Stamp Act and USDA policy, discrimination is prohibited also on the basis of religion or political beliefs.
    To file a complaint of discrimination, contact USDA or HHS. Write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W.,Washington,D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). Write HHS Director Office for Civil Rights, Room 506-F, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 or call (202) 619-0403 (voice) or (202) 619-3257 (TTY). USDA and HHS are equal opportunity providers and employers.
     


    Looking for other community resources? 
    The United Way of Central Virginia manages the resource guide, 
    2-1-1, which has lots of helpful information.